Monday, April 6, 2009

It Was A Birthday

Apparently it's going to be a Birthday month here during night classes. Cheryl's birthday was on the 1st (no, this isn't an April Fool's joke) and Janice will be celebrating her birthday at the end of the month. Cheryl had a bit of a surprise when her old friend Gerald surprised her by coming into class this week. Things slowed down a bit when he arrived because there was a lot of catching up to do. Although we didn't have any cake we did have ice cream. This cake will have to do...

Tommy was busy at home making this Iris Window last week. He seems to be doing just fine but we expect to see him soon enough when he makes a window for the door to his house.

Lea finished 2 more small doors and then began working on the final 2 doors for her kitchen. I think she's itching to move along to something else and we'll certainly see what it is soon enough. These doors are a little different from most of her others because they run horizontally rather than vertically.

These are the last 2 doors for Lea's kitchen. Once these are finished we'll see something new from Lea.

Cheryl got her orange border cut, ground, wrapped and tacked onto her window before the night was through. Then she cut out the clear Flemish circular sections before she called it a night and headed home. The final blue pieces of her outer border are almost all that's left before this is finished. And with most of the front side soldered already I don't see how this won't be completed in the next few set of classes.

It was great to see Gerald again and we think we might just have him back on a regular basis again. We spent quite some time trying to figure out where the pieces he cut went before we realized we were trying to assemble it on the wrong pattern! That certainly explained the difficulties we had trying the place his Iris petals. Once we had the corrected pattern it all went together easily.

Grace is feeling the need to do something REALLY ambitious so now that she's completed her Angel Window she's decided to do this 3 foot by 3 foot Fleur De Lis Geometric design window. She has most of the Fluer De Lis' cut out already. What you see here is only 1/4 of the full window.

Christine finished cutting out her Jesus window and got it all ground as well. I have a feeling that the next time we see this it will be completed.

Paul finished wrapping all his glass while he was home during the week and before he left he had 2 of the 4 panels to his candle holder soldered. With only 2 panels left to solder I suspect he'll finish this during his next class.

Janice has all of window cut and tacked together. Rather than wasting time soldering it in class she's taken it home to solder. So what did she do during the rest of the class? She started working on her second window using the same pattern.

Since Janice cut out 2 centerpieces at once she was able to get half of her second backgound cut and ground. In fact, she took her pieces home to wrap so she can get the second half of the background finished when she comes back in next week. THe front of her house should be finished soon enough now!

I'm late getting this posted and every time I said 'next week' in the above text I could have actually said 'tomorrow'! I'll be seeing all our students in less than 24 hours and taking more pictures to share here on the blog.

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